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But I never set out to be a photographer. I was (and still am!) going to be a writer. And then as I worked toward that writing goal, someone put a camera in my hand and asked me to try telling stories with something besides words. So with an English nerd's love for character and tone, a romantic's love for poignant beauty, and a realist's love for imperfection, I dove in.

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That was back in 2010.

Since that time, photography has changed much of my life. It's brought me some of my dearest friends. It's reshaped the way my husband Danny and I view serving others. It has even literally taken me around the world. One thing that hasn't changed: my soul-stirring desire to tell stories that feel so real you're sure you knew them before you heard them. Or saw them. It's my privilege to tell those stories for my clients, and for the generations of their families still to come.

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Ormond Beach Family Portraits at Sunrise

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

So the term “better late than never” definitely applies to this situation, because these pictures are late in hitting the blog! We shot these portraits last October, more than half a year ago, but I promise this beautiful sunrise session was worth the wait!

This family’s previous portrait session was about as different as could be from this one. Last time we shot in the afternoon, this time at the crack of dawn; last time we were deep in the woods, this time out on the beach; and last time we were all a little sweaty by the time we ended . . . and like I said, this time was different. . . . Doesn’t it look like they were running just to have fun?! They weren’t. They were freezing. We spent their entire session doing jumping jacks and wind sprints to stay warm, and somehow they looked amazing through it all!
Siblings in their natural state.
I love how she radiated joy, even when her body had completely stopped radiating heat!
They ventured into the water as we wrapped up the session — and they said the water was considerably warmer than the air!
Perfect! Or — purrfect.
Let’s take a little peek behind the scenes, or between the shots, if you will. It was incredibly windy. It was astonishingly, unexpectedly chilly. And so you do what you gotta do to get through a sunrise session!
Great morning, gorgeous family portraits — I’m so glad they braved the first chilly morning of the year, because the results were way more than worth it!

~ Laura

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